A BEST bus caught fire in South Mumbai on Saturday morning and was extinguished within 10 minutes. Fortunately, no one was injured in the incident. According to information shared by the BMC, the incident happened at 8:20 am near Nagpada signal.Visuals of the bus on fire and firefighters trying hard to douse the flames surfaced on social media.
Fortunately, there were no injuries and casualties in the incident as the bus had been emptied before it caught fire.
Watch: BEST bus on fire in Mumbai near JJ Hospital At Nagpada signal.
According to BEST officials, the driver and the conductor were present on the bus when the fire started near the rear right tyre. The bus belonged to the 'wet lease operator' Mateshwari group and was operating on route number C-1, running between Santacruz (west) and Electric House depot.
“The bus was a regular diesel bus and belonged to the Santacruz depot of the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport,” a BEST official said. “The staff on the bus alerted the fire brigade, and the fire was put out in 10 minutes,” he said.
Another incident in Goregaon
In another incident, a level one fire broke out in Goregaon in a ground-plus-six-storey building at Asmi Industrial Estate, near Mrunal Tai Gore bridge, Goregaon (W). The fire broke out around 10:30 am in the morning and was doused around 12:12 pm in the afternoon.
According to the fire brigade, the fire started on the fourth-floor gala where acrylic cutting work used to be done. No one was inside the room when the fire erupted, and fortunately, no one was injured in the incident.